Project

What with Sign Language? A longitudinal investigation into the language development of young deaf children with a cochlear implant (CI)

Duration
01 September 2012 → 31 August 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Linguistics
Keywords
bilingualism cochlear implantation language development
 
Project description

This study investigates the language development of congenitally deaf chidren who receive a CI in the first year of life. Four questions are addressed: (1) how does the deaf child with CI develop Dutch, (2) and Flemish Sign Language, (3) what is the relationship between these two languages, and (4) what is the influence of communication choice on language development?